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Scottish Regional Group of Arabian Horse Supporters

Promoting Pure-Bred, Part-bred and Anglo Arab Horses in Scotland
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Where It All Began...

 

The Scottish Regional Group of Arabian Horse Supporters (previously the Scottish Regional Group of the Arab Horse Society) provides many events for the Arab horse owner in Scotland. Originally the first regional group of the Arab Horse Society. It was formed in 1965 and was aimed at promoting the Arab horse by bringing together Arabian enthusiasts and providing events in Scotland.

Due to legislation it is no longer a regional group of the Arab Horse Society and has been renamed the 'Scottish Regional Group of Arabian Horse Supporters'.

The group works very hard at persuading shows to run Arab classes and members also enjoyed many open days, stud visits, stallion shows and talks by top breeders. The first show in Scotland to hold classes for pure bred Arabs was the Carberry Tower Horse Show in 1967, and by 1969 the Scottish Group had 105 members, partly due to the efforts of people like Mrs Lilias MacVie who held open days at Purves Hall and gave so much help to young members. In 1973 the Group held their first show, called the Scottish Performance Show at Eden Hall in Kelso.

Arab Horses In Scotland Today....


As we start the 21st century the Scottish Group is still providing shows and events for its members. There are two annual shows, one presently held at the Ingliston Equestrian centre, Bishopton and the other at Fountain Equestrian Centre, Aberdeen.

The Shows have several qualifiers and there are classes for Pure, Anglo and Part Bred Arabs for showing in hand and under saddle, and also dressage. Riders from all over Britain travel to compete at these shows – not only for the qualifiers but also because it has a reputation for being one of the friendliest shows in the Arab circuit.

In November the AGM and Annual Lunch is held in Perth, where the winners of the Points Championship are announced, there is a delicious lunch and a great chance to meet up with other Arab enthusiasts.

Membership benefits include a Newsletter where feasible, free sales list, show guide and extra events like judging courses and performance shows where Organizers are available to run the events. This web site gives the group a chance to offer more benefits to our members, with easy access to information and on-line sales list, as well as the ability to offer schedules on-line to download, and up to date information.


 Aims and Goals
The Scottish Regional Group of the Arabian Horse Supporters are dedicated to the following principles:

- to foster and develop interest in the Arabian horse

- to organise instructional meetings, lectures and competitive events

- to support and co-operate with recognised organisations interested in the breeding and use of the pure bred Arab, Anglo Arab and Part Bred Arab

- to promote classes for Arabs at suitable shows and events

- to promote the welfare of the Arabian horse
 
The Scottish Group hold an annual show and have an AGM in November, which includes the Points Championship. We also have friendly 'get togethers' in spring at various venues.

The AGM is a lovely end to the season, with the Points Championship awarded for the past year. This has been held at the Isle of Skye Hotel, Perth for a number of years and the delicious carvary is as mouth-watering as ever!

We have in the past sucessfully put on other events such as training days, stud visits, stallion parades and demonstrations.

The committee would love to hold such events again but we need the support of the membership in order to do so - its up to you!